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Royal Roundup: NWSL 2022 key dates announced.

CCL draw, USMNT win friendly, UEFA announce combined Euro/SA Nations League, and more...

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NWSL announce the basic outline and important dates for their 2022 season. Preseason camps will begin on February 1st, with the 3rd annual Challenge Cup running from March 19th through May 7th. Teams will then play a balanced regular season of 22 games playing each team home / away, with the top 6 teams advancing to the playoffs in October. The final is set for Oct. 28th.

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REAL SALT LAKE / UTAH

  • [AOP] LAFC Player profile of Corey Baird.
  • [KSL] It looks as though Justin Meram’s time at RSL is done.

MLS / USL / NWSL

  • [90Min][MLS] The Concacaf Champions League draw was held last week, here’s who the five MLS teams will face.
  • [NWSL][SSD] OL Reign will return to Seattle playing their home games at Lumen Field once again.
  • [USSP] FC Cincinnati hire Pat Noonan as head coach.
  • [NWSL][CBS][FRS] Naomi Girma from Stanford was the first pick in the NWSL draft. Here’s all the picks.

USA

  • [USSP][MLS] The USMNT beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-0 in an friendly tune up match on Saturday.
  • [CBS] USMNT stock watch - who stood out in the win vs B&H?
  • [MLS] USMNT player ratings.
  • [SSFC] US Soccer announced that it will no longer pay the salaries for USWNT players on NWSL teams.

INTERNATIONAL

  • [90Min] The World Cup 2022 in Qatar is less than a year away. Here is a look at the stadiums where the matches will be played.
  • [MM][FTW] The UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw has been declared void due to the ball for Manchester United being omitted in one pot. There will be a re-draw on Monday.
  • [Balls] In an apparent bid to counter FIFA’s bi-annual World Cup proposal, UEFA announced that 10 South American teams will compete in a combined Nations League starting in 2024.
  • [SI] Five Premier League games were postponed last weekend due to Covid outbreaks.